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Cath Carroll

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Vocalist and cult heroine Cath Carroll was created August 25, 1960 in Avon, Britain; raised mainly in Manchester, she bore see to early shows of rings including Warsaw (afterwards rechristened Joy Department) as well as the Fall, and went in a few of the same cultural circles being a then-unknown Stephen Morrissey. With friend Liz Naylor, Carroll performed in the group the Gay Pets, and also released the famously vitriolic fanzine Town Fun. One of the ‘zine’s most vocal followers was Factory Information, and based on tale, she and Naylor had been granted the 1st memberships to Factory’s famed nightclub the Haçienda. Carroll relocated to London in 1984, where she started composing for the every week New Musical Express, afterwards editing and enhancing their “T-Zers” gossip column; she also fronted the indie music group Miaow, best appreciated for their basic 1986 Factory one “When EVERYTHING BOILS DOWN” in addition to the look of them on NME’s seminal C-86 collection. She relocated to Chicago in 1990 to end up being with her husband to be, ex-Big Dark bassist Santiago Durango, which same year released her debut single EP, Beast; the full-length Britain Made Me implemented a year afterwards, launching the one “Moves AS IF YOU.” In 1993, the American indie music group Unrest released their final record, Perfect Teeth; not merely did the record include a Robert Mapplethorpe family portrait of Carroll, however the first one was also known as “Cath Carroll,” filled with lyrical sources to Durango, Naylor, and also her NME pseudonym Myrna Minkoff. Although Unrest frontman and Teenager Beat Information honcho Tag Robinson asked her to open up for one from the band’s Chicago live times, she dropped; Robinson’s persistence eventually led Carroll to indication with Teen Defeat, nevertheless, and in 1994 she produced her label debut with “My Chilly Center.” The full-length, Accurate Crime Motel, adopted a year later on.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cath Carroll
Date Of Birth August 25, 1960
Profession Writer, Musician
Nationality British
Music Groups Miaow
Music Songs Moves Like You, Beast on the Streets, True Crime Motel, England Made Me, Mississippi River Factory Town, Too Good to Live, Easter Bunny Song, To Close Your Eyes Forever, Lullaby for a Steeplejack, Send Me Over, Jimmy's Candy, Train You're On, Into Day, Breathe for Me, I Remember the Sun, The Gravity Within, King Creole, Dunvant Junior Prayers, L'amour C'est Ca, Falling Over Tomorrow, Man Goes Down The Highway, The Divine Miss A., The Boy From Islamorada, Just Once, Bad Star, Leaving Song, All Our Lives, In Your Own Way, Next Time, Blood Roar, My Cold Heart, Average And Unsaved
Albums England Made Me, The Gondoliers Of Ghost Lake, True Crime Motel


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#Fact
1 He was mentioned in the song "Science Fiction/Double Feature" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
2 Fought in the British army during WW I and was seriously wounded.
3 He appeared as Laurence Olivier's manservant in The Green Bay Tree at Broadway's Cort Theatre in the 1933-1934 season, in which Olivier co-starred with his real-life first wife, Jill Esmond. The play, directed by the legendary Jed Harris, was a hit, playing for 166 performances. The Green Bay Tree, written by Mordaunt Shairp, was one of the first plays to deal with the topic of homosexuality.
4 Made his Broadway debut in K.G. Sowerby's play Rutherford & Son at the Little Theatre on December 24, 1912. He last appeared on the Great White Way over 40 years later in Emlyn Williams's Someone Waiting at the John Golden Theatre, a flop which opened and closed after 15 performances in February 1956.
5 Was one of the first actors to play the same character (Alexander Waverly) on two different television series: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and its spin-off, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966) . Others actors who have done this are Gale Gordon, Frank Cady, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Marla Gibbs, David Hasselhoff and Fred Dalton Thompson.
6 Born to a wealthy English Catholic family, he was named after the reigning Pope at the time of his birth, Leo XIII (1810 - 1903, reigned 1878 - 1903)


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hazel 1964 TV Series Cady
The Prize 1963 Count Bertil Jacobsson
Kraft Mystery Theater 1962-1963 TV Series Welch / Farrow
Going My Way 1962-1963 TV Series Father Fitzgibbon
Thriller 1962 TV Series Major Downey
The United States Steel Hour 1961 TV Series Inspector / Colonel Morrigan
Alcoa Premiere 1961 TV Series Welch
One Plus One 1961 Professor Logan
The Parent Trap 1961 Rev. Dr. Mosby
Insight 1960 TV Series
North by Northwest 1959 The Professor
Studio One in Hollywood 1949-1958 TV Series Bellingham
Shirley Temple's Storybook 1958 TV Series Mr. Gingery
Matinee Theatre 1958 TV Series
Studio 57 1957 TV Series Sheffield
The Californians 1957 TV Series
Star Tonight 1956 TV Series Professor Clement Dorsey / Chevigny
The Swan 1956 Caesar
Tarantula 1955 Prof. Gerald Deemer
Topper 1953-1955 TV Series Cosmo Topper
We're No Angels 1955 Felix Ducotel
Cavalcade of America 1954 TV Series William Penn
Young Bess 1953 Mr. Mums
Rogue's March 1953 Col. Henry Lenbridge
Treasure of the Golden Condor 1953 Raoul Dondel
The Bad and the Beautiful 1952 Henry Whitfield
The Snows of Kilimanjaro 1952 Uncle Bill
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel 1951 Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
Strangers on a Train 1951 Sen. Morton
The First Legion 1951 Father Rector Paul Duquesne
Danger 1951 TV Series
The Billy Rose Show 1950 TV Series
The Happy Years 1950 The Old Roman
Father of the Bride 1950 Mr. Massoula
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1949 TV Series Father Moynihan / Duncan / Professor White
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 1949 TV Series
Enchantment 1948 Proutie
So Evil My Love 1948 Jarvis
The Paradine Case 1947 Sir Joseph
Forever Amber 1947 Matt Goodgroome
Song of Love 1947 Professor Wieck
Time Out of Mind 1947 Capt. Fortune
Spellbound 1945 Dr. Murchison
The House on 92nd Street 1945 Col. Hammersohn
Bahama Passage 1941 Delbridge
Suspicion 1941 Captain Melbeck
This Woman Is Mine 1941 Angus 'Sandy' McKay
Scotland Yard 1941 Craven
Waterloo Bridge 1940 Policeman (uncredited)
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise 1940 Professor Gordon (as Leo Carroll)
Rebecca 1940 Dr. Baker
City in Darkness 1939 Louis Santelle (as Leo Carroll)
Tower of London 1939 Lord Hastings
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex 1939 Sir Edward Coke
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police 1939 Henry Seaton (as Leo Carroll)
Wuthering Heights 1939 Joseph
A Christmas Carol 1938 Marley's Ghost
London by Night 1937 Correy
Captains Courageous 1937 Burns (uncredited)
The Man I Marry 1936 Mr. Furthermore (uncredited)
The Casino Murder Case 1935 Smith (as Leo Carroll)
Murder on a Honeymoon 1935 Joseph B. Tate
The Right to Live 1935 Dr. Harvester
Clive of India 1935 Mr. Manning
Outcast Lady 1934 Dr. Masters (as Leo Carroll)
The Barretts of Wimpole Street 1934 Dr. Ford-Waterlow (as Leo Carroll)
Stamboul Quest 1934 Kruger, #117 aka Bertram Church (uncredited)
Mr. W's Little Game 1934 Short George, the waiter (as Leo Carroll)
Sadie McKee 1934 Phelps Finnegan (as Leo Carroll)
Ironside 1970 TV Series Trevor Winthrop
From Nashville with Music 1969 Arnold
How to Steal the World 1968 Alexander Waverly
Laugh-In 1968 TV Series Alexander Waverly
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964-1968 TV Series Alexander Waverly / Quentin Lester Baldwin
The Helicopter Spies 1968 Alexander Waverly
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. 1966-1967 TV Series Alexander Waverly
The Spy in the Green Hat 1967 Alexander Waverly
One of Our Spies Is Missing 1966 Alexander Waverly
One Spy Too Many 1966 Alexander Waverly
That Funny Feeling 1965 O'Shea

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laugh-In 1968 TV Series Himself
Hullabaloo 1965 TV Series Alexander Waverly

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters 1998 TV Series documentary
Northern Exposure 1995 TV Series The Professor
Coming Soon 1982 Video documentary edited from 'Tarantula' (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1976 TV Series Reverend Dr. Mosby
The Karate Killers 1967 Alexander Waverly
The Spy with My Face 1965 Alexander Waverly
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series Marley's Ghost
A Fireside Chat with Lionel Barrymore 1938 Short Marley's Ghost

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1967 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)
1966 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)


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#Trademark
1 Craggy face
2 Fatherly patrician characters
3 Has played in more Alfred Hitchcock films (Rebecca, Suspicion, Spellbound, The Paradine Case, Strangers On A Train, and North By Northwest) than any other actor except Hitchcock himself (cameos in most of his films since his 1926 The Lodger).

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